Future Shelter has a proud local identity. Every product it stocks is designed and manufactured in-house, courtesy of a motley collection of equipment in the warehouse. It ranges from an old button-making machine and a laser engraver, to printing equipment rescued from landfill.
Designer Jane King has designed textiles for clients all over the world, but now her inspiration is close to home. She and her team create motifs inspired by recognisable WA sights: Perth’s iconic streetscapes, Kings Park and the industrial Port Hedland skyline to name a few.
These motifs play out across a range of products including lampshades, coasters, T-shirts and mugs. Popular items include jarrah picnic boards etched with Kings Park wildflowers and lampshades with motifs inspired by William Street, Perth and Norfolk Street, Fremantle.
Quirky giftware abounds, including robot earplug holders, acrylic elephant mobiles and wall decals. Need a gift for someone well travelled? Try the Billion Dollar View lampshade, with motifs of Big Ben, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Taj Mahal and other iconic structures, not forgetting Perth’s own Bell Tower.